Spotlight on Alumni

Graduate designs clothes for the Prime Minister's children for Canada’s 150 celebration

September 17, 2017

Madelen Molina is a young designer who graduated from LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV)'s fashion diploma program in the Winter of 2015. Madelen, under the Peekaboo Beans label, designed the clothes for Prime Minister Trudeau's three kids for the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday this summer. This was a big day for the Canadian Prime Minister's family - who can be seen in the photos all dressed in white and red - and Madelen had the honour to be part of this. "We are always so proud of our graduates, but hearing these success stories really reinforce our passion for teaching and helping our students realize their potential" says Nargas Khabazha, Fashion Design instructor.

Peekaboo Beans is a grassroots brand. It began with one Mom and has grown to include thousands - all with a shared goal: 'We want better for our children'.  Clothes are safe from toxic dyes; free from snaps, buttons and fuss. They're made to last through climbing, twisting, jumping, and crawling on all fours (while barking!) Peekaboo Beans creates Pop-Up Play Dates in cities throughout the country and build playgrounds for children in war torn countries while offering education and resources about the importance of play.

Cover photo extracted from Cheryl Chan's article, Vancouver Sun July 3rd, 2017; photo by Chris Jackson/Getty.

About the LCI Education network

LCI Education traces its origins back to LaSalle College in Montreal, which was founded in 1959. Present today on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 select higher education institutions, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year.  LCI Education is also known as a leader in online training in Canada. LCI Education encourages program harmonization across the various countries in order to ensure greater flexibility, better control over the quality of its services and respect for cultural diversity.